NeoCell has passed a major milestone in its campaign to raise money for the nonprofit group Vitamin Angels. The four-year partnership has now raised enough money to help more than 1,200,000 children around the world.
Every fall, NeoCell makes a donation to Vitamin Angels for each product it ships from October through December. The campaign has raised more than $320,000 since its inception.
According to a study in the Lancet, undernutrition is the underlying cause of 45 percent of all child deaths worldwide. That's more than one million innocent lives lost per year. Millions more will never reach their full physical or mental potential. Many of these children's lives can be saved or their lives changed dramatically through improved nutrition. Vitamin Angels is reaching millions of children in over 50 countries with vitamin A—one of five micronutrients critical for growth and development—in addition to providing prenatal vitamins, children's multivitamins, and deworming treatments.
"Being able to help more than a million children lead healthier, better lives is something that everyone at NeoCell is very proud of," said Jessica Mulligan, NeoCell vice president of sales and marketing. "We consider it a privilege to work with Vitamin Angels and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2015."
NeoCell created special neck tags for its products that promoted Vitamin Angels' mission. It also helped raise money for the group as part of Giving Tuesday and encouraged people to donate through the use of its #givingisbeautiful hashtag on social media.
"Our friends at NeoCell truly understand that 'Giving is Beautiful', said Howard Schiffer, president and founder of Vitamin Angels. "Their passion for our cause and the enthusiasm with which they give is remarkable."
NeoCell is a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements and the number one collagen brand. The company's Beauty Bursts, Beauty Infusion, Biotin Bursts, Collagen+C Tablets, Super Collagen Powder, Collagen+C Pomegranate Liquid, Collagen Beauty Builder, Keratin Hair Volumizer, Collagen Sport, Resveratrol Antioxidant and other products are designed to improve health, beauty and wellness - naturally.